Put me in coach

Put me in coach
I’m ready to play, today
Put me in coach
I’m ready to play
Today
Look at me
I can be
Centerfield

So prior to the series we hear the stories about how Curtis Granderson idolized Ken Griffey Jr. and how excited he was for the series. It made for nice filler, with the promising young centerfielder having a chance to go head-to-head with his Hall of Fame bound hero.

However Curtis didn’t get the start tonight. Meanwhile, he got in the game as a defensive replacement to see Junior launch a moonshot grand slam over his head to put the Reds up a run. And then it just had to be Granderson up with 2 outs in the 9th and his team down a run. And Granderson just had to hit the home run.

You can’t script stuff like this, and it’s just another example of all the subplots and stories that make baseball, and really all sports so damn compelling.

4 Comments

  1. Nick G

    May 20, 2006 at 10:04 pm

    Bilfer,

    For two years I’ve frequented your site. You have the best Tigers blog! Thank you and keep up the great work!

    I live in SoCal and will be making a road trip up to Oakland for the July 4th three-game set. Hopefully, we’ll make it through our tough June schedule in the same shape we’re in now.

    Yay Curtis! Go Tigers!

  2. billfer

    May 20, 2006 at 10:11 pm

    Nick – glad to have you aboard and thanks for the kind words. Tonight was some fun!

  3. Joey

    May 21, 2006 at 1:33 am

    Even from home that massive, sellout crowd was electric. It was so great to watch a Tigers game that had that kind of energy. It’s been a very long time coming.

    I’m jealous of any of you guys who were actually at the game.

  4. Dave

    May 21, 2006 at 7:16 am

    I have visions of the Natural going through my head; only Granderson’s young…. wow!